HOW COLLABORATIONS & NETWORKS CAN EXPAND YOUR PRACTICE
with Vicky Clarke & Helen Pailing
13 AUG 6pm-7.30pm
This session will focus on how collaboration can expand your art practice – whether working with other artists, communities or partners. It will also explore how to strengthen your professional networks, with a particular focus on artists based in more rural or remote areas.
Speakers will give short talks about their practice before a panel discussion hosted by Signal Film & Media. The panel will then be followed by an informal Q+A with the audience.
Vicky Clarke is a sound and electronic media artist based in Manchester. Working with sound sculpture, DIY electronics and human-machine systems, she explores our relationship to technology through sonic materiality, live audio visual and browser based work. Recently featured on ‘SONIC FUTURES: How technology is guiding electronic music’ and ‘Artist DIY’ for FACT magazine’s documentary series, this year she was a selected artist for the British Council’s UK-Russia Year of Music researching machine learning and music. Following her performance at this year’s MUTEK Barcelona festival, she is currently working towards her first release. Vicky is co-director of Noise Orchestra and Creative Associate at FutureEverything.
Vicky has worked collaboratively for various projects within her practice, including collaborating with researchers at the National Graphene Institute to develop a conductive graphene music interface for Ableton, this work was featured on Sound and Music’s Composer-Curator series and Music Tech Fest in Stockholm.
Twitter: @vickyclarke | Instagram: @vickyclarke_sound
Helen Pailing is currently Project Director of VARC, the Visual Arts in Rural Communities network. The network was set up in 2000 and funds and manages an on-going programme of residencies for artists. Through its activities, VARC aims to offer opportunities to artists to develop their work in response to the rural landscape and its community. Helen supports the artists through the process to develop a body of work for exhibition at the end of the residency and engages with individuals and groups from the area and further afield through workshops, open studio days, artists’ talks and other events.